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I think Madman has one and maybe NER? John! Where the heck are you dude????????

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brother in-law has one he likes it other than it is heavy like the Milwaukee then again I don't care if my Milwaukee weighed 200LBS it is stationary...lol

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1 hour ago, ChrisK said:

I think Madman has one and maybe NER? John! Where the heck are you dude????????

 

haven't seen him since the end of december...

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Yep I have the saw. Its a beast and I love it. the T4B is a must when you want to haul it around. Its pretty heavy.

the dust chute needs a few modifications but otherwise its a amazing saw.

the a little table on the extension arms is very helpful. Attached a picture from a quick and easy one haha.

Still gotta build a proper one.

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On 3/23/2016 at 1:32 PM, madman_us said:

Yep I have the saw. Its a beast and I love it. the T4B is a must when you want to haul it around. Its pretty heavy.

the dust chute needs a few modifications but otherwise its a amazing saw.

the a little table on the extension arms is very helpful. Attached a picture from a quick and easy one haha.

Still gotta build a proper one.

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The table on the extension is perfect.

Anything on the saw you wish was different? Something that after a while becomes a pet peeve.

I haven't used one but it feels solid and looks like a great saw.

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I bought one last October. I did have to exchange it for a new one. The first saw I bought a bad clicking noise that could be heard between the arbor and the belt pulley. The 2nd one had minor things that were different so I think the old one had sat in the store for a long time. The second saw I have zero issues with other than the weight.

 

Right now I have it on a Ron Paulk miter bench that I built. The bench is great other than it's sagging in the center from the weight of the saw. I bought the saw and built the bench for a 8 month job. As soon as it's over I plan on getting the T4B stand that I will add 8' wings with some t slot and stops. 

 

Forgot to mention the blade that it comes with is a Chinese blade that would be ok for rough cutting. I have a Freud industrial 90 tooth on it now and again no issues with it. For a time however I did have a Bosch 80th blade from Menards on it that had bad vibration. 

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I never realized this saw isn't a sliding miter saw, it's a completely different system, pretty sweet idea. ..

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It "slides" very smooth as well

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Correction...it glides!

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I was going to say that but wasn't sure if that was the word I think of as the motion, I know it's a glide saw lol.

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I have one. I recently upgraded to it from my old craftsman sliding miter saw. I am 18, and have my own woodworking business. I have had the Bosch Saw for about 5 months now. I love it. I put it on a movable rolling table I made, and I just roll it around the shop. It is very sturdy and I know it will last forever with care. It is a great investment. I have no complaints. The dust collection is great with a shop vac connected, you won't have to spend any time. It catches 95% of dust. If you just have the bag, their will be dust after you have finished your job on the floor, but catches about 80% of it.

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I don't agree with you taylorv1. the dust collection kinda is a disappointment with the stock dust chute.

bosch should have made the chute longer. even with a vac attached it doesnt collect all.

You can add the festool kapex dust chute (apron) and you will see its day and night. Or even a homemade longer version works.

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I agree madman, my bro-inlaw has the bosch and it collects nothing compared to my Milwaukee with or without shop vac 

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haha comp :D ok I would not call it nothing :D but they should improve the dust chute to make it more efficient.

I don't have the festool kapex chute yet but I might get one....I heard from 3 guys already that it works like a charm

Hear a video from a guy I know.

 

 

 

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I got the saw when it first came out, love everything about it except its weight.  It is heavy and awkward to move if you don't have it mounted to the Bosch T4B stand.  Keep in mind that stand is another 299 you will have to shell out.  

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That's too bad they skimped on the dust chute, but cool that someone made modification to get it to work for them!

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That's too bad they skimped on the dust chute, but cool that someone made modification to get it to work for them!

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I know, seems like on a saw that price a little tweak to the dust chute would have been pretty minor and would have made a world of difference.

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